Lake Lonar, a salt water lake in Maharashtra turns pink

Lake Lonar, a salt water lake in Maharashtra turns pink
The Lonar lake in Buldhana district of Maharashtra (Photo | Twitter/ oiseaulibre3)

Lake Lonar, a salt water lake in Maharashtra has turned pink. It is since the past four days observed by researchers.

Lake Lonar is situated in Buladan district, about 500 km from Mumbai. The colour of the water has changed, and it has caused great curiosity and anxiety.

A debate begun with the reason why the colour of the lake with an average diameter of 1.2 km has changed. This is the first time that the colour has changed as per the experts. But the colour has changed many times in the past. Only now it has been observed that it has not turned out to be pale pink.

This is not human intervention, but a biological change, said Dr. Madan Suryavani, chief of the geographical wing of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marathwada of Aurangabad.

Meanwhile, forest officials have taken a sample of water and will come to know why the colour of the water changes only after the report is received. But the locals observed say that the water has turned pink because of algae and saline water.